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  • Watch video of "Followed": Dr. Cindy Blackstock on her experience of government breaching her privacy.

    November 26, 2014

  • FNCARES Annual Report 2013-2014

    November 07, 2014

  • "Followed": a presentation by Dr. Cindy Blackstock at the University of Alberta

    November 05, 2014

    Tuesday, November 25, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

    Telus Centre, Room 150, University of Alberta, Edmonton

    *Live Webcast Streaming: link TBA*


    In her presentation "Followed," Dr. Cindy Blackstock will speak about the implications and impact of having her privacy breached by Federal officials. What was the purpose and reasons behind the extraordinary effort undertaken by Federal officials to monitor and gather information on Dr. Blackstock? This incredible story of one person will shock and surprise practitioners in the information rights community. This situation will give pause for thought and reflection about the value of privacy in a free and democratic society, and the implications for others working towards equity and human rights for everyone in Canada. 

    Dr. Blackstock's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion involving Jill Clayton, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta and Mary Marshall, Health Privacy Law expert and former Alberta Health Advocate. These two panel speakers will discuss social trends and privacy breaches that impact the rights of citizens to have their privacy protected. 

    Audience members will be encouraged to ask questions and join in a discussion about privacy, fundamental human rights and the elements of our society that are important for maintaining a healthy civil society and democracy. 




    Room is wheelchair accessible. Join Facebook event, and invite your friends:




  • I am Witness

    Just released! Replies to Federal Government's Final Written Submissions

    October 14, 2014

  • 2013-14 Annual Report

    Just released! Caring Society 2013 - 14 Annual Report

    September 23, 2014

    Désolé, disponible seulement en anglais.

  • Tribunal Room Layout

    Plan to witness Final Arguments in person?

    September 12, 2014

    Going to a brand new space can sometimes be confusing, so click here for the Tribunal room layout to help plan your visit, whether you're coming on your own, in a group or with a class! 

    If you would like to attend as a class, please contact Brittany Martell or Andrea Auger for more information and advice. 

  • Letter of Support from OCDSB

    September 12, 2014

    A big THANK YOU to Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) for their continued support of culturally based equity for First Nations children and young people!

    Want to engage with your School Board? Click here to read the letter of support.


  • *New* Information Sheet on Jordan's Principle

    September 04, 2014

  • Chelsea-Jane Edwards, Shannen's Dream youth campaigner, discusses imminent opening of new school in Attawapiskat and education needs for all First Nations children on CBC's 'As It Happens'

    July 28, 2014

  • Data from study suggests Harper government's audits of charitable organizations corrupt democratic proccess

    July 23, 2014

  • Child-friendly information sheet on First Nation Child Welfare Complaint

    July 17, 2014

    Une nouvelle ressource destinée aux jeunes et aux enfants sur la plainte en matière de protection de l’enfance des Premières Nations au Tribunal canadien des droits de la personne avec des informations sur la façon dont les jeunes peuvent s'impliquer. (Désolé, disponible seulement en anglais)

    Pour en savoir plus, visitez !

    PDF File(s)
  • Canada's Federal court ruling in support of Maurina Beadle and Jordan's Principle stands

    July 14, 2014

  • APTN: Feds drop appeal against Mi’kmaq mother and disabled son

    July 12, 2014

  • Federal Government drops its appeal of the Beadle/Pictou Landing case

    July 11, 2014

    Le gouvernement fédéral s'est désistée et ne fera pas appel dans l'affaire  Beadle/Pictou Landing ce qui signifie que la décision favorable de la Cour fédérale prononcée en avril 2013 est maintenue. La Société souhaite exprimer sa gratitude et ses sincères remerciements à Maurina Beadle, son fils Jeremy et la Première Nation de Pictou Landing pour avoir créé ce précédent important sur le Principe de Jordan.

  • Shannen's Dream

    Shannen's Dream in action!

    July 04, 2014

    Looking for ideas on how to put learning into action? Check out this amazing presentation made by students from St. Augustine CES on Shannen's Dream and their involvement in Our Dreams Matter Too. 

    View the presentation

  • New! Information Sheet: The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on First Nations Child Welfare

    July 04, 2014

    PDF File(s)
  • APTN: Wait for new school in the Long Point First Nation goes on

    June 24, 2014

  • "The government spied on me without warrant": Cindy Blackstock speaks out about government surveillance in Star opinion piece

    June 21, 2014

  • Inside Halton: "Letter-writing campaign and walk raises awareness about Aboriginal children's rights in Oakville"

    June 20, 2014

    Cliquez ici pour accéder l'article sur le marche pour Nos rêves comptent aussi à Oakville juin passé. (Anglais)